A Family Man: the role of men in 21st century families

Hello everyone

This is the first in a short series of posts giving a little taste of what you can expect at the upcoming CALA Annual Conference.

David Devenney, Head of Programmes with Fathers Network Scotland, is going to deliver a workshop discussing the influence of men in the home and how to involve fathers in raising and caring for children.

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Be sure to book your place at the conference as soon as possible, as it is first come first served!

We look forward to seeing you all there

A Family Man: the role of men in 21st century families

The Fathers Network Scotland is an organisation determined to drive positive cultural change by inspiring organisations, communities and individuals to engage, support and empower men to be the fathers they want to be.

Workshop Outline

  • Why focus on dads? What has changed?
  • Diversity of dads’ roles.
  • Who benefits when we include men in childcare/families?
  • What can we do as Early Learning and Childcare Practitioners – what works?


Speaker BiographyDavid Deveney

David Devenney served as a Police Officer in Glasgow, for four years before joining the Royal Marine Commandos in 1980. He saw combat service during the Argentine invasion of the Falkland Islands and later in Iraq and Afghanistan.

After leaving the service in 2009, he worked as team leader in a prison project for a UK charity in three High Security prisons teaching inmates life skills and personal development.

In 2015 he took on the role of Head of Programmes with Fathers Network Scotland.

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